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The Retrobits Podcast

Aug 14, 2006


We used to program computers by punching them out.

Welcome to Show 056!  This week's Topic: Paper Tape and Punch Cards!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

Two Apple II podcasts!  Woo hoo!  Check out the maiden voyage of A2Unplugged, and don't miss 1 Mhz, the Apple II Podcast, now with four monthly episodes to catch up on!  Good stuff...
Bought a PX-8, and wish you could word process?  New in box Portable Wordstar, Calc and Scheduler can now be purchased from Star Technology.  I don't know how many they have, so you might want to check it out soon if you're interested...
Enjoy the trailing edge like I do?  Then check out the Trailing Edge website, Computing's Last Stand!
So you're not one of the lucky dozen or two that has a real Apple I computer.  Still, you can have a very nice replica, the Replica 1!  According to the website, orders are now being taken for the Replica 1 SE, the latest version from Briel Computers.
The ECMA standard for Paper Tape - now, this is some extreme reading...
An ASR33 is a spring-loaded thing of beauty - have a look (and check out the videos) at the Online PDP-8 Home Page!
Here's the required reading from Wikipedia on Paper Tape and Punch Cards...

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Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl